Reject those doing politics on basis of religion: Azad

Reject those doing politics on basis of religion: Azad
Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad during a political rally in J&K's Ramban. [File]Special arrangement

Gandoh: Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad exhorted people on Tuesday to reject those doing politics based on religion and said Jammu and Kashmir as well as the entire country are going backward instead of moving ahead in the past seven years.

Targeting the BJP government, he said those treating people based on religion or party affiliation and are unable to provide justice equally have no right to remain in power.

"India did not remain as it was seven years before and likewise, J&K did not remain the way it was some three or four years ago. We are witnessing a lot of changes... We are heading backward," Azad said.

Addressing a large public meeting at Bhallesa village of Gandoh in Doda district, the Congress leader, without naming the BJP, said people across the country are suffering due to joblessness, inflation, and poverty.

"In our times, the change was development and prosperity oriented. We constructed roads, schools, hospitals and brought smiles on the faces of people, including those living in far-flung areas. We did not discriminate against people based on religion and community and worked for everyone without considering their party affiliations," the former chief minister said.

He said, We want this country and J&K to be a paradise but some want to turn this region into hell. This is against humanity."

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